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VOXX 808 Studio Over-Ear Headphones

VOXX International is a consumer electronics and accessories company with brands including RCA, Acoustic Research, Jensen, and, of course, Audiovox. This gives the company an amazingly broad range, and the impetus to develop slightly different products that deliver technology at consumer pricing in interesting ways.

One example is the Acoustic Research Portable Wireless Speaker (see earlier post), made for weather-resistant carrying and sharing outside, with clever ideas like a built-in storage compartment and the ability to customize the look with designs from Skinit.

Then there's the VOXX 808 Studio Over-Ear Headphones, which provide great sound at an amazing price of around $40 (street).

These are not terribly fancy, with an hard acrylic molded shell and synthetic leather earcups -- plus head pad for wearing comfort.

They are full over-ear, to provide noise isolation.

And they feature a 40mm driver, with emphasis on the low frequencies for bass lovers.

For convenience, the 808s are foldable, with metal hinges and sliding extenders, to pack into the included carrying case.

And VOXX has included two detachable, tangle-free cables cords that you can swap -- a "DJ-style" heavy round cable for focusing on the music, and a flat cable with an inline play/pause control and mic for phone calls. A 6.3mm adapter also is included.

The result provides impressive sound at a very reasonable price under $100 -- and especially now at around $40 (street). They're available in gloss white, or gloss or matte black.

See my Holiday Gadgets and Wireless Accessories 2013 coverage for more on portable audio and other fun devices.

Find the VOXX 808 Studio Headphones on Amazon.com

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